Disgusting Land Agent

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  1. Kate Ellery

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    I have just returned home from being away in another state for 5 days ,We have our home on the market because it is becoming to much work keeping it up to our standards of living ...we are our own worst enemy actually
    On arriving home and entering my home ,I thought what's that smell [​IMG] because we have septic systems here before going away anywhere I always put a good dose of toilet cleaner in the bowl and pour nice smelling pine o clean down the drains ....we don't often have any problems but I like to be sure in case somone looks at our home while we are away.

    Another thing we do if we are going away for a few days is to switch off the lights switch in the meter box ,because If we get a flick in the power in the area ( which happens often) our remote control ceiling light/ fan
    comes on ,and we don't want it on for 24 hours a day while away

    Sorry all that's where I finish being NICE [​IMG] .....for today I'm so incensed / disgusted since coming home .....on switching on the lights .....the lights in the bathroom/ vanity/ toilet all seperate rooms in one area came on ...and when I went to switch them off I found the toilet seat / lid up

    I thought that's strange [​IMG]


    Hubs is the only one who uses this bathroom/ toilet unless we have visitors and he is the cleanest male I've ever found ..there is NEVER a spot on the floor

    Looking further my feet stuck to the floor , [​IMG] I then noticed there was pee all over the toilet ,on the floor ,several foot prints on the toilet floor ,the same foot prints led out through the vanity area, into the dining room / kitchen .(light grey/white tiles) ?

    The only explanation was we had an open inspection on our home while away ,:eek:and the agent hired a new person recently and had him do the The open inspection ,it's lucky we didn't have anyone come look at the house during the open ...can you imagine what impression they would have got if us ?? [​IMG] The smell was overpowering in the house as he'd not flushed the toilet

    I rang the agent and all I got was a sorry we won't use him again. I INTEND GETTING HIS NAME AND GOOGLING THIS DISCUSTING PIG ....and googling him to find out more who he is ???????..we also suspect he looked through drawers and cupboards,as they were left ajar
     
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    OMG! Kate...that makes me want to puke.....I would have cried if that happened in my house, I would have felt violated!

    GROSS! Hope you can make him accountable.
     
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    Wow, that is AWFUL, what a terrible thing to come home to, @Kate Ellery ! ! I started to put a "like" on your post and then realized that was not what I wanted, although what I liked was that you are doing something about this agent that left your house like that. I hope that you are able to at least have him face some sort of discipline from his company, and unless there is some kind of reasonable explanation for what happened, I would think that the real estate company would want to fire this guy for his irresponsible (and maybe unlawful ) actions.
    His going through your house and looking at everything cannot be a legal thing, and surely there are laws about realtors that would prevent this from happening. Hopefully, nothing was taken. It almost sounds like someone might have been staying at your house while you were gone, to make that bad of a mess in the bathroom........ is that possible ?
     
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    It is certainly possible ,I will check further ..thank you for the idea to check that out @Yvonne Smith
    Our home is 4 bedroom so I will check the other two other beds to see if they have been slept in
     
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    Here's how the agent describes our home

    This very neat property is well situated just a short stroll to the beautiful sandy beaches the area has to offer. Attributes of this 8 year old home are 4 good sized bedrooms including built-in-robes, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen overlooking family and dining areas and separate lounge. Main living areas are tiled with combustion heater and ducted air conditioning throughout. Double carport under main roof, full length rear verandah, window shutters and solar power. Garage and carport easily accessed via ****+*Street. Established yard with lawn and fruit trees out the finishing touches to this impressive home!
     
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    My goodness , Kate, what an awful thing to come home to.. yes that agent needs a good talking to.. what a mess that had to of been. when we had an open house I baked an apple pie . someone told me the sight and smell of an apple pie sitting on the counter is a sure invitation to your home, but I guess they would of eaten one of your home made peach pies had you left it there,.. by the agent!! hope you never see that character again, that's for sure,,
     
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    Your home sounds lovely, Kate!!
     
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    I'm getting a cleaner to give the affected area a through clean this afternoon, I washed the floor and some of the toilet yesterday to get rid of the stink ...The cleaner is not costing me anything ..I didn't fell like cleaning after getting to the airport ,flying home on a flight that was late due to,windy conditions ..then traveling 2 hours home ..
    so it only got a half a bottle of bleach in half a mop bucket of water clean ..I've never encountered such a disgusting act on someone's home ..The person has been sacked ..
     
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    @Kate Ellery
    Really a trying experience, Kate. So sorry to hear of this happening to you, but glad you described it for us.
    Frank
     
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    I would be sending the cleaning bill to the agent and after compensation get a new agent.
     
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    I can't imagine anyone doing that. Very strange.
     
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    Well, I didn't see an introduction area so I guess I'll make this my first post, since I have been purusing this forum for a long time. For twenty years we had spent our winter months on an island off Florida 's gulf coast. Our other main residence is up north on a lake in a forest. (Thus the name).

    Before we made the decision to alarm this up north residence, you wouldn't believe how many break-ins we had. Every single year. They would steal the most random items. Like one year we arrived back to no pots and pans. Of course there were items that really hurt. Like every single bit of camping equipment, statuary that I thought I had hid pretty savvy, etc.

    But the most disgusting things were: using the toilet ("2) and leaving it, leaving used syringes around and used condoms. I'm amazed at what some people will do to an empty residence. Always broke in through different means. Breaking windows, doors, etc.

    Unacceptable!!!!
     
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    There is an introduction area but just what you did was what I had in mind when I first created the forum, which was people introducing themselves with their first post. Welcome to the forum.

    I have been fortunate in that I have had very few such events, and I most often left my doors unlocked when I was single. It is an unsettling feeling though, being aware that someone was in your house while you were gone. Of course, in the case of the OP, she knew that there might be people coming in to see the house but still, finding the mess upon her return, it must have felt more like an intruder.
     
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    Thank you for your welcome Ken. I'm ridiculously shy but decided to jump in with my two feet.

    We also sold our main residence in a large city while we were in Florida. Nightmare. I had my niece checking on it for me. She reported all sorts of things. All wood floors (remember winter months) completely wet from boots, all the fans turned on high and left like that. (Of course it was an old home and we definitely had a ghost) a story for another time. But total disregard for a pristine home. Made me feel sick. Literally.
     
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    Welcome @Lakely Forest , :) I hope to see more of you in the future.

    I too have had to deal with theft over the last couple of years, and I'm living in my home. I don't know how you and @Kate Ellery manage deal with this issue. I wonder if there are any services that you can hire to keep a close eye on such properties. The damage has to costing more than such a service would. And I do know that when we live in a home for awhile, it actually hurts to see that someone would try to destroy it.
     
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    IMG_2647.JPG What worries me with this whole thing, is it wasn't the owners of the realestate agent ..it was a new person he'd just hired ,and because our home is on the market they have keys

    The cleaner hired by the realestate agent came and dit a little cleaning ..but not to our standards ..so we removed the toilet seat,and lid and gave it a through going over ...Can you just imagine if he treated a persons home that is in Facebook ,and other social media how his name ,location ect would be plastered all over the place
    but we are not into stirring up trouble so we left all the "punishment " up to the agent who hired him and this man in question is a mature person ..
    That's his shoe print that led throuout the house ,like a hansel and Gretel trail ..the toilet hadn't been flushed ...We have sold a house before using open inspections and never encountered this in the past
     
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    Eek...know how you feel @KateEllery!

    @InaWonder-- we now live in this up north summer cottage full-time. It has been in the family for over 90 years and we are now enjoying fifth generation little ones occasionally. The reason we live here is my 93 year old mother has decided she wants to die here!!! Eeeek. So, we stay all year and I am with her 24/7. The last day off I had was a year and a half ago. So, since we have been present, absolutely no theft. Thank god, cuz we are fairly rural. I am sorry about your troubles, but thankful you have Bobert to keep your thieves at bay.
     
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    The agent who peeed on our floor ,called into our home this afternoon to say sorry .He explained it was dark in the house ( because we had the lights turned off as I mentioned ) so he couldn't see to flush the loo or see the mess he made .............WHAT A BIG FAT LIE FOR AN EXCUSE :eek::mad:

    The loo is located on the north / western side of the house and gets the afternoon sun on that side of the house
    so the bathroom is really light at the time he was here 1.30 Pm

    We was away but the forecast was for 33c that day so it was warmish and sunny

    What a pitiful excuse to come up with :eek::mad:

    He mentioned he noticed his shoes were pee stained after the owner of the land agent phoned him to,ask questions how / why such a disgusting act on our home , ,he tried saying it must be their dog that made the mess ..:eek::mad:WHAT !!!!!! we haven't had any pets for 15 years since our last little dog passed away....

    The "boss" told him not to come back !!! But he told us just an hour ago the "boss " is going to get him to do other open inspections in the future

    So I phoned the boss ....I could almost hear the steam coming out of his ears ,though the phone in fury at the thought of ever having him working for him again :(:eek:
     
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    Kate actually with all the lies and deception from this agent..It sounds to me like this guy has mental problems...
     
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    Kate, i hope you informed your agent not to send him to your home again ,, ever!! wondering now if he wasn't drunk.. and wonder what the people thought of his behavior too.. Did you call your agent about his visit and what he said ?? I would...
     
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    Yes @Louise Williams as I mentioned on the bottom of the post I contacted.
    The land agent as soon as he left .....I also found out from the boss he tried saying somone else must have keys to our home besides the agent and us ...So it was either our dog we don't have :mad: or someone else has our keys :(:mad:that's his excuse ...
     
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    @Lakely Forest " I'm ridiculously shy......"

    Come, now! Blend in with this gracious crowd and never will you go back. I had personal doubts, up front, long since dissipated by their graciousness. Personally, I love your diction and correctness of use. Welcome to the fry!
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